The Allendale Community for Senior Living
85 Harreton Road
Allendale, New Jersey 07401
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Ramapo College of New Jersey Seniors Gain Knowledge, Experience at Senior Living and Healthcare Campus
ALLENDALE, N.J., May 14, 2015 – Three Ramapo College of New Jersey seniors recently completed spring internships at The Allendale Community for Senior Living & Rehabilitation Center. The students worked closely with The Allendale Community’s residents and staff to gain practical work experience and expand their knowledge of the gerontology field. Pictured (from left) are interns Klita Velay, Kimberly Lucchesi and Jeannine Wright.
A resident of Elmwood Park, Velay is a psychology major who plans to pursue a career in elementary education. She describes her time at The Allendale Community as a wonderful learning experience and found spending time with the residents to be particularly gratifying. Lucchesi, a psychology major and resident of Vernon, plans to pursue a career in art therapy, and was happy to share her passion for the arts with The Allendale Community’s residents. “I really enjoyed my time at The Allendale Community. It was a great life lesson and good career experience. I was able to do art projects with the residents, and liked being able to interact with and get to know each resident I worked with, in my classes.”
Wright, a resident of Ramsey, is a psychology major who plans to pursue a career in social work. “Working at The Allendale Community was a very educational experience. I was able to work with dementia care residents, in a Memory Care Neighborhood, and found my time as an intern to be very rewarding,” she said.
The Allendale Community for Senior Living is located at 85 Harreton Road in Allendale (GPS: 85 NJ-17 South, Allendale). Growing in stages beginning in 1967, The Allendale Community is a pioneer of modern-day eldercare. For more information, call (201) 825-0660 or visit www.allendalecommunity.com.